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Awoke to a beautiful rainbow as I looked out of the kitchen window. Relieved that there was no bad weather to cause delays, a quick check to make sure I had vital things - money, chargers, passport, cake for Greg, crisps for Daniella - and it was off to the airport. ...
... both on the coast and inland and passed some very impressive mansions where the tax exiles live. Comment should also be made on the skill of the bus drivers who have to negotiate impossibly narrow lanes and blind corners in a standard sized bus.
We were pleased that we'd got out of St Heliers, as the little villages and settlements were far more picturesque and the coastline rugged and littered with wrecks from over the ages.
After a steamed up bus ride we arrived in Gorey to be rained on and be blown about. We took refuge in a local sea front cafe for numerous coffees and plenty of useful conversation. We walked up to the castle, but didn't go in as it was too windy and wet.
back down on the harbour front we decide on a fish lunch, after Mac dried his hair under the loo hand dryer! The sun came out and the wind dropped so a we went for a ...
... feathers. Apparently this is to eat single cell plants and molluscs. There were a flock of Red breasted Geese on the lawn, very brightly coloured and tame.
Near the Manor House there was an exhibition about Gerald Durrell and the setting up of the Trust.
To finish off we had out tenner feast meal at Casa Mia, muscles and lobster linguini - very nice with the red wine.
... There were tables and benches on the beach where they brought our food, an amazing green Thai fish curry, crab spring rolls and spicy chicken noodle dish. All lovely with a setting sun to top it off. To end the day we walked along the promenade to a hotel where we had a glass of red wine outside looking at the full moon.on the water. A good start to our stay in Jersey.